Volunteers at Cottage Lake
Volunteers are such an important part of our school community, assisting in the Main Office, Library, classroom spaces and beyond our learning community during field trips. A volunteer’s generous donation of time and talents enriches the school day experience, providing a helpful hand to staff and serving as mentors and models for our children. The volunteer training process is established in order to ensure that adults working within our community during the school day are approved to do so, having completed the Washington State background check, and talked with the building principal regarding expectations for interactions and protocols. The information provided is intended to help any volunteer hit the ground running, comfortable with all the options for volunteering and what to expect while on campus!
Are you interested in supporting our students, families and staff this fall? Some classrooms and schools may have limited opportunties for volunteers during distance learning. Please note, most opportunities will not begin until after October 1, 2020.
Beginning the 2020–21 school year, volunteers will be asked to update their application yearly. One month before you application expires you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities available during Northshore Learns 3.0 will be shared soon.
Involvement by student's families and community members contributes to a successful school experience and has a positive impact on student achievement. When caring adults participate in the education of children, students achieve better grades, have better attendance, complete homework, and show higher aspirations.
There are a variety of ways that you can get involved, including:
- Helping in classrooms, library, office, lunch room, nurse’s office, or on the playground
- Tutoring small groups in reading, writing, math, etc.
- Mentoring students
- Set-up and take-down for events and projects
- Listening to senior project presentations
- Scoring student writing
- Preparing materials in the school office for teachers
- Sharing personal talents, skills, interests or careers
- Participating on district committees or task forces
- Helping with vision screening, proctoring, etc.
For more information on volunteering at Cottage Lake, contact our office at 425-408-4200.
Volunteer trainings are scheduled throughout the school year. Check the Home page for upcoming volunteer trainings.